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Sally Magnusson


Sally Magnusson

Broadcaster, presenter and writer at BBC

Sally Magnusson is an award-winning broadcaster and writer, based in Glasgow. She has worked on a range of BBC programmes, including Sixty Minutes, Breakfast News, Daily Politics and Panorama, and is currently a lead presenter of the flagship Scottish news programme Reporting Scotland. She is the author of ten books. Her bestselling memoir about her mother, Where Memories Go: Why Dementia Changes Everything, has been credited with improving knowledge and understanding of this widespread brain condition. Out of that experience she founded the personal music for dementia charity Playlist for Life, which she chairs. Her first novel, The Sealwoman’s Gift, was published in February 2018 and she is working on the next. She is the Evening Times Scotswoman of the Year 2018 and has honorary degrees from Edinburgh University, Stirling University, Glasgow Caledonian University and the Open University and is an honorary fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow.

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